Samsung One UI 3.0 (Android 11) public beta now available in the U.S. for Galaxy S20 users
What you need to know
- The first Android 11-based One UI 3.0 beta for the Galaxy S20 series is now rolling out in the U.S.
- The update is currently limited to T-Mobile Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra users.
- You can enroll in the One UI 3.0 beta program from the Samsung Members app.
Yesterday, Samsung kicked off the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 beta program for the Galaxy S20 series in South Korea. Just a day later, the company has started rolling out the first One UI 3.0 beta build to three of its best Android phones of 2020 in the U.S. (via SamMobile).
Currently, it appears the public beta program is limited to T-Mobile Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra users in the country. However, it is highly likely that the public beta will be more widely available by the end of this week. In addition to South Korea and the U.S., the One UI 3.0 public beta is expected to become available in Germany, Poland, India, China, and the United Kingdom as well. Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra users will also be able to join the beta program very soon.
As can be seen in the official changelog shared by senior XDA Developers forum member SmileBigNow, the update brings a host of changes. Some of the major highlights include a refreshed UI with new icons, improved performance, a revamped Settings menu, new Bixby Routines, easier media controls, weekly usage trends in Digital Wellbeing, call screen customization, and more.
How to sign up for the One UI 3.0 beta
If you have a Galaxy S20 series phone and want to try out the new Android 11 features before everyone else, you can sign up for the beta program from Samsung Members app on your phone. All you need to do is open the Samsung Members app and tap on the One UI 3.0 beta banner. Once you sign up for the beta program, you will be able to download the first build by heading over to Settings > Software update > Download and install.
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Samsung botched this. A ton of people including myself never even got the banner. I have checked religiously for the past 3 days and nothing.
Just found out it was available on T-mobile and it says they already have the maximum number of beta testers. Thats ridiculous.
Wonder if they checked availability before posting this article. Article seems to imply all devices S20 on TM could get the beta, but when you try it says limited number.